Project Overview

Western were tasked with the design and build of a new four classroom Irish Medium Education Primary School for Gaelscoil Ghleann Darach in Crumlin, Co. Antrim. The project was taken from green field site, to completed school over the course of a 20 week project. The 761m2 school was constructed to the highest possible standards and gave the school, which had previously been based on the site of Crumlin Integrated College, a home of its own.

Construction Process

This spectacular new building at Gaelscoil Ghleann Darach was constructed using a Rapid Build Timber Frame design. The new build provided the Gaelscoil with a new four classroom school, complete with office space for the school principal and a staff room. The building also provided a resource area for pupils, as well as a cloakroom and a kitchen facilities for the school.

A Trocal Roofing Systems was fitted, in accordance with the manufacturer’s written instructions, on with 140mm Thermaroof TR27 Insulation. Grey thermally broken Aluminium double glazed windows were installed in the building ensuring excellent heat retention. The external walls were completed with a Weber finish Render Board System or 19mm Timber cladding to give the school its stunning exterior.

The innovative building design provided a turnkey solution to the Gaelscoil and included a number of features to improve and enhance acoustics, provide enhanced natural ventilation and heat retention capability and performance. All internal fixtures and fittings were manufactured and supplied by Western. These included:
• Door Sets
• Fitted toilets
• Glazed screens
• Full Mechanical and Electrical engineering work
• Aluminium windows


The building was completed as per programme over the course of 20 weeks.